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FRF has united retailers and served as The Voice of Florida Retailing for 75 years. There is no other state business association more experienced or qualified to represent Florida's retail industry because no other group has retailers as its priority.

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OSHA Hazard Communications

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register. This online course fulfills the OSHA requirements.

 

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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards program. We are pleased to continue this tradition! Thank you for all of the wonderful nominations! We are please to announce our winner...

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Retailer of the Year Award

From providing jobs to philanthropic support, retailers are vital to the communities they serve. Begun in 1999, the annual Retailer of the Year Award pays tribute to an outstanding retailer who demonstrates sound business practices and commitment to his or her employees, customers and communities. Thank you for your nominations!

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2014 Legislative Wrap-Up


Sine die! The 2014 Legislative Session has come to a close. We've summarized the issues and outcomes important to retailers in the 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up.

2014 Wrap-Up

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2014 State of Florida Retailing Report

This report is dedicated to the many leaders who have helped create and shape the Florida Retail Federation, and to those who are steering its future.

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Main Street Fairness

The Florida Alliance for Main Street Fairness believes in standing up for businesses, consumers and taxpayers by closing the Internet Sales Tax Loophole. We’re a coalition of business and civic leaders. Our job is to educate private citizens, small businesses and elected officials about the costs and consequences of a massive sales tax loophole that’s allowing out-of-state internet giants to prey on Florida’s Main Street merchants.
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Share a Little Sunshine

Florida’s tourism body, Visit Florida, has launched a new campaign to attract more visitors to Florida. Titled ‘Share a little sunshine’, the campaign encourages residents to share photographs, invitations and recommendations with friends and family in order for them to visit on holiday.

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Florida Jobs Info

Florida retailers added 55,000 jobs from December 2012 to December 2013, an annual growth rate of 5.5 percent, according to the January release of employment numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). In all, retail trade accounted for nearly a third of the 192,900 jobs created in Florida in 2013, and topped the statewide job growth rate of 2.6 percent.

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Online Education Courses

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Pharmacy
Beauty Industry

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Legislative Session Convenes

March 3, 2015
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2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Congratulations to this
year's winner!
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imageThe Florida Administrative Register gives notice of the following items under Notice of Proposed Rule:

  • The Department of Revenue proposes changes to the following rules to provide information regarding the availability and use of the Department's new mobile app: 12A-1.038 (Consumer's Certificate of Exemption; Exemption Certificates; 12A-1.039 (Sales for Resale)
  • The Department of Revenue proposes changes to Rule 12A-19.060 (Sales for the Purpose of Resale) to make it easier for taxpayers using modern technology to receive a copy of their Annual Resale Certificate and to reduce costs to the state, the DOR will provide those certificates through a secure link on its website.
  • Read more: Florida Administrative Register - Nov 21

imageThere are several items relating to pharmacy in this week's Florida Administrative Register.  Under Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing, the following December 2 meetings have been scheduled:

image"A payment paradigm shift is underway - don't be left behind"

THE WAY WE PAY, GET PAID, AND SECURE OUR PAYMENTS IS CHANGING

ON OCTOBER 2015, MERCHANTS WHO ARE NOT READY TO ACCEPT CHIP CARDS WILL LOSE THEIR CHARGEBACK RIGHTS

Read more: EMV Chip Card Readiness

imageMiami-Dade Police Officer Named Retail Officer of the Year
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Officer Honored as Runner-Up
Officers from Orange and Sarasota County, Doral and Port St. Lucie Also Recognized

Detective Miguel Garcia of the Miami-Dade Police Department was selected as the 2014 Florida Retail Federation Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (LEOY). Detective Garcia received $3,000 and an attractive custom-crafted medallion and plaque when he is honored at FRF's annual awards banquet on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa. His name was added to a plaque that lists each LEOY recipient since the program’s inception in 1974.

Read more: FLORIDA LAW OFFICER WINS STATE HONORS

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Florida Business Barometer

imageSales tax data for the first seven months of the year, released by Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research.
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Represents all sectors of the cosmetology industry, including schools, salons, manufacturers and distributors.

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Represents Florida's grocery industry and keeps its members aware of legislative and regulatory issues and events affecting their industry.

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Represents and protects Florida's retail pharmacy industry.

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Members of the Retail Beverage Council include major national retailers along with many independent retailers of all sizes.

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The Florida Retail Federation Sustainability Council is comprised of Florida retailers that have identified environmental and sustainability issues as an important factor in the operation of their companies.

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Represents members whose target market is primarily out-of-state tourism and in-state vacationers.

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Works with the Retail Centers at both Florida State University and the University of Florida to ensure curricula properly prepares students for professional careers in the retail industry and reviews additional professional education and development programs.

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Legislative Days at the Capitol
February 4-6

OSHA Training

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574).

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Florida Retail Foundation

Committed to enhancing and supporting Florida’s retailing industry. read more

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Chairman's Circle

is comprised of suppliers, distributors, technology solutions providers, information resources. read more

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AmericasMart

FRF members have special access to Atlanta's AmericasMart.®
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